Indiana’s risk of severe weather Friday diminishes

Map from Day 4 Convective Outlook
Red area: 30 percent or higher probability of severe thunderstorms within 25 miles of any point between 8 a.m. EDT Friday and 8 a.m. EDT Saturday.

Indiana and Ohio are no longer at risk for severe weather this week, according to convective outlooks that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued today. For the past few days, SPC outlooks indicated a slight risk of severe thunderstorms between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. As of today’s outlooks, that risk has moved north and no longer includes Indiana or Ohio.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook that the northern Indiana NWS office issued this morning indicates that thunderstorms are likely in the office’s 37-county area Friday night into Saturday. The outlook does not, however, mention severe thunderstorms. 

These outlooks often change from day to day, however, so it would be wise to check back tomorrow for a look at tomorrow’s Day 3 Convective Outlook to see if the forecast has changed again.